Santa Maria

Santa MariaAfter the goodbye to São Miguel, and after a flight of 52 nautical miles south, about 15 minutes, we landed at the international airport of the island of Santa Maria, the third smallest of the Azores – 92 km2.
The first sensation is of peace and tranquility provided by the warm atmosphere, characteristic of the Azorean islands.
In the landscape, Santa Maria presents a landscape marked by the contrast of the plain of its western half, where the Airport and the parishes of Vila do Porto, São Pedro and Almagreira, and the other eastern half, much more rugged, are located the parishes of Santa Bárbara and Santo Espírito, and the highest point of the island, Pico Alto.

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Azores: destination to visit in 2019, for the New York Times

And, as you would expect, on such a large list, there is everything: beach, nature, city, culture. Puerto Rico, the Caribbean island, with the status of unincorporated territory of the United States, appears as the first suggestion. To be reborn, a year and a half after the devastating Hurricane Maria, the island is again a place very close to the …

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Do you live or are you going to visit the Azores? PROCIV!

The first contact that Destinazores had with this application happened during a hospital visit. In a closet, there was a small flyer announcing in a timid manner an application of Civil Protection: PROCIV. From then on, there were some surprises. The first was soon at the Google store, where PROCIV had a very small number of downloads (about 1000) in …

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Culture in the Azores

Along with the Flemings, many other inhabitants settled on the islands from mainland Portugal, bringing with them their ways of life and their culture, including the Portuguese language. Currently Portuguese is spoken throughout the archipelago, with very rich and peculiar accents, which vary from island to island. Gothic elements from the early period of colonization appear in some churches and …

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